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Notification of Confirmed COVID-19 Case on West Campus

NOTIFICATION OF CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASE ON WEST CAMPUS 

September 25, 2020 

Dear West Elementary Families, 

As part of White Settlement ISD’s practices to respond to COVID-19, we are notifying all West Elementary families, staff, and visitors that a student who was lab-confirmed to have COVID-19 was present on the West campus on Sept. 18. Due to privacy requirements, we will not release the name of the individual or details that may identify him or her.  

A careful review is being conducted, and we will directly notify any students, staff, or visitors who came into close contact with the infected individual by phone. Operations at West will continue as usual, and we will keep you informed if any further updates are needed. To prevent the further spread of the virus, those who were in close contact with the individual will remain off campus for up to 14 days to ensure they do not have the virus. 

Close contact is defined as:
    • Being directly exposed to infectious secretions (e.g. being coughed/sneezed on); or
    • Being within 6 feet for a cumulative duration of 15 minutes or longer; however, additional factors like whether both individuals were consistently wearing a face covering, ventilation, the presence of desk shields, hand sanitizer, and case symptomology may affect this determination.

Please view this video to find out more about our COVID-19 procedures for suspected and confirmed cases. https://youtu.be/vwkpBykQeu8 

The district has created a COVID Dashboard on our website so families and the community can be informed of the number of active cases in our school district. 

We do not believe those who were not in close contact with the infected individual have reason to be concerned; however, we ask that you always watch for symptoms of COVID-19.  

If you begin experiencing any of these symptoms in a way that his not typical, we encourage you to contact your physician. We encourage anyone who is lab-confirmed to have COVID-19 to notify our school at 817-367-1334.  

For questions or concerns, please contact our Communications Director Desiree Coyle at 817.367.5389 or dcoyle@wsisd.net